In Wednesday’s game, the Phoenix Suns defeated Utah Jazz in a thrilling 117-113 overtime win. The victory earns them a chance at getting to the top seed in the Western Conference. As far as three-point shooting goes, Utah Jazz were the top dogs in the NBA when they came into Wednesday’s game.
They had averaged 17 three-point makes per game on 39.5 percent shooting. The first half of the game saw the Jazz shoot 13.6 percent from three. They also tried 22 shots from beyond the arc with Donovan Mitchell and Bogdan Bogdanovic, being the only players to sink a basket. Jordan Clarkson made only one basket out of his seven attempts. In the third quarter, the Phoenix Suns took the lead, Mitchell took an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter and ended the night with a game-high of 41 points. Unfortunately, despite adding two in the extra frame, the Jazz weren’t able to recover from the mistakes they made early on.
The Suns started the game off on a good note with a 13-0 run. However, they began to falter when Utah ended the first quarter with a one-point lead. Devin Booker, the team’s shining star was responsible for all five of his teams’ turnovers, but he came around in the second quarter, scoring 12 points and getting his total up to a game-high 16. Chris Paul scored three assists and gained 13 points.
Toward the end of the game, the Suns took three offensive rebounds on a single possession. This allowed them to take the lead back from the Jazz. They held the 97-96 lead overtime. During the extra frame, Booker and Paul led the Suns to victory as Booker scored seven points on his own and assisted on Paul’s three. Both teams are now headed to different games which will be at the same time. The Jazz will be playing the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET while the Phoenix Suns take on the Los Angeles Clippers.